Battle of Bannockburn 2007

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Postby Mad Mab » Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:50 pm

Mind you, for all the bad memories of various Bannockburns, (the weather, the aggro etc.etc) I will always remember everybody donating money, offers of help and (some might say more importantly) alcohol to those who were in the scots camp the year it got done over by the local neds while everyone was at the battle. It took some effort to haul all the alcohol back to the scottish camp. (Which was, of course, uphill and at the far end of the site!). Just goes to show that, whatever happens, we still take part in one of the best hobbies there is!
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Postby Ecce » Fri Jun 15, 2007 10:06 am

As a member of Gaddgedlar (who got their stuff pinched), I'd like to say thank you once more to those reenactors who organised and participated in the whip round. It helped enormously to rebuild our trust in people after the smack it took from the local f***wits who had done the theft.



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Postby Colin MacDonald » Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:26 pm

Ah hah, Anmod Dracan are going, which is good news all round.



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Postby Ayliffe's Steve » Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:13 pm

Arkadian,

This is purely my opinion but ....

I do not think that laying a wreath in this manner will set an example to anyone to be honest mate.

People who are sensible and mature enough to understand what you are trying to achieve already understand. The people who need this kind of example are not going to do anything other than resent it.

I have been to Bannockburn three times and have twice been accosted by drunken locals who seemed to think that I was actually trying to crush Scotland.

People like this do not think that they are in the wrong or that they need examples of anything other than the best way of knifing an Englishman.
They see the English as figures of hate that gives them a pack identity - I am from Ammanford which is a small town in the Welsh valleys and it was the same there.

Purely my own honest opinion. I hope that you prove me to be completely wrong.


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Postby Colin MacDonald » Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:08 pm

Oh, that.

From the BBC, and of course subject to change and being complete twonk:

Saturday's predominant weather is forcast to be heavy rain. High 16C, low 1C.



From the Met office:

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Rather cloudy with scattered showers. The showers heavy and possibly thundery at times. More persistent rain and extensive low cloud for a time towards the East Coast. Fresh northeast winds.



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Postby Lady Wolfshead » Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:41 pm

Typical Bannockburn weather then! :lol:



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Postby zauberdachs » Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:46 pm

oh great.

So we are going to be washed away again...


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Postby Ecce » Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:52 pm

Lol!
So they move the date to avoid September's rains and we run right into June's rains.

That does it! I'm taking up Hawaiian re-enactment. In country!



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Postby zauberdachs » Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:54 pm

cool!

is that mostly pirates?


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Postby Mad Mab » Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:55 pm

zauberdachs wrote:oh great.

So we are going to be washed away again...


Well, it's a step up from the usual blown away with accompanying soaking! :lol:
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Postby Lady Wolfshead » Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:57 pm

I'm taking up Hawaiian re-enactment. In country!


If you can promise sun, I'll wear a grass skirt and coconuts!! :wink:



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Postby Mad Mab » Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:22 pm

Lady Wolfshead wrote:
I'm taking up Hawaiian re-enactment. In country!


If you can promise sun, I'll wear a grass skirt and coconuts!! :wink:


:shock:
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Postby Lady Wolfshead » Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:01 pm

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That does it! I'm taking up Hawaiian re-enactment. In country!


How do you propose to deal with the worlds most active volcano then??


Well first, to comply with current H&S legislation we'd have to "decommission" the volcano to make it safe for MOPs! :wink:



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Postby Mad Mab » Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:19 pm

zauberdachs wrote:
Exactly what I was thinking :) It's not like we're doing a re-enactment of the Falklands for example.


The weather, on the other hand, might be! :wink:
Going away now.........
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Postby Mad Mab » Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:26 pm

Lady Wolfshead wrote:Well first, to comply with current H&S legislation we'd have to "decommission" the volcano to make it safe for MOPs! :wink:


You just know there's going to be some idiot who wanders up to the molten lava shouting back to his fleeing family that it's all done with flickering lights... :roll:
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Postby Neil of Ormsheim » Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:35 pm

From the BBC, and of course subject to change and being complete twonk:

Quote:
Saturday's predominant weather is forcast to be heavy rain. High 16C, low 1C.



From the Met office:

Quote:
Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Rather cloudy with scattered showers. The showers heavy and possibly thundery at times. More persistent rain and extensive low cloud for a time towards the East Coast. Fresh northeast winds.


When does the Glasgow Fair start? :lol:
And you wonder about the weather? :shock:
And before anyone moans, I am a Scot even if liviong in exile and on missionary work amongst the heathen saenachs!

Wont be there myself but I wish you all well, make it a good one and perhaps (clashes permitting) I shall return.


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Postby Ecce » Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:20 pm

Tuppence wrote:

That does it! I'm taking up Hawaiian re-enactment. In country!


How do you propose to deal with the worlds most active volcano then??

:D


If chucking in flowers and virgins doesn't work I'll scoot off to my dugout catamaran and watch the fun from offshore.



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Postby Colin MacDonald » Wed Jun 20, 2007 8:59 am

You'll have had your tea.



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Postby zauberdachs » Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:07 am

Ecce wrote:
Tuppence wrote:

That does it! I'm taking up Hawaiian re-enactment. In country!


How do you propose to deal with the worlds most active volcano then??

:D


If chucking in flowers and virgins doesn't work I'll scoot off to my dugout catamaran and watch the fun from offshore.


Wait a minute! Is that a stone built Volcano? I think you'll find that they didn't exist in this time period! You'll have to make it from Timber and Turf!


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Postby Ian Macintyre » Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:29 pm

Oh and I think you'll find thats completely the wrong type of lava for the period. Its got exactly the wrong sort of nobbly bits. Please try harder. And as for the canoe :roll:


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Postby Hobbitstomper » Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:36 pm

At the risk of throwing petrol on the molten lava:

Four British soldiers, an Irishman, a Welshman, a Scotsman, and an Englishman, were captured by Al-Qaeda while fighting in Iraq.

The leader of their captors said: "We're going to line you up in front of a firing squad and shoot you all in turn. But first, you each can make a final wish."

The Scotsman says: "I'd like to hear Flower of Scotland just one more time to remind me of the auld country, played on bagpipes in the style of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards."

The Irishman says: "I'd like to hear Danny Boy just one more time to remind me of the Emerald Isle, sung in the style of Daniel O'Donnell, with Riverdance dancers skipping gaily to the tune."

The Welshman says: "I'd like to hear Men Of Harlech just one more time to remind me of the Land of my Fathers, sung as if by the Aberavon Male Voice Choir."

The Englishman said: "I'd like to be shot first..."



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Postby m300572 » Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:37 pm

You'll find that most lavas in the Stirling-ish area are Carboniferous, basaltic flood lavas - anything else is no authentic.


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Postby Lady Wolfshead » Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:05 pm

m300572 wrote:You'll find that most lavas in the Stirling-ish area are Carboniferous, basaltic flood lavas - anything else is no authentic.


Hold on, we were promised Hawaii, what all this Stirlingshire volcano guff. I want proper sun and lava or I'm not playing, so there! :wink:



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Postby Colin MacDonald » Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:33 pm

You may yet. Latest BBC weather forecast is: sunny intervals, 15C / 7C.

Surely not!



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Postby Dave B » Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:50 pm

Wow,

I keep checking in on this thread to see if there is anything interesting about the event (we've done it years past, and hope to in the future, although we booked elsewhere this year as we wern't sure what was going on.

Anyroads, I keep looking in and Colin talking about the weather is about the most interesting thing said for aroub 6 pages. I think this must be a record.


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Postby zauberdachs » Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:35 pm

you must have missed the B***cks about volcanoes then :wink:


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Postby Mad Mab » Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:54 pm

Hobbitstomper wrote:At the risk of throwing petrol on the molten lava:

Four British soldiers, an Irishman, a Welshman, a Scotsman, and an Englishman, were captured by Al-Qaeda while fighting in Iraq.

The leader of their captors said: "We're going to line you up in front of a firing squad and shoot you all in turn. But first, you each can make a final wish."

The Scotsman says: "I'd like to hear Flower of Scotland just one more time to remind me of the auld country, played on bagpipes in the style of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards."

The Irishman says: "I'd like to hear Danny Boy just one more time to remind me of the Emerald Isle, sung in the style of Daniel O'Donnell, with Riverdance dancers skipping gaily to the tune."

The Welshman says: "I'd like to hear Men Of Harlech just one more time to remind me of the Land of my Fathers, sung as if by the Aberavon Male Voice Choir."

The Englishman said: "I'd like to be shot first..."


Oh deary, deary me! :lol:
I always like the Flanders and Swann joke about country's anthems.
'Scotland has 'Scotland the Brave', Wales has 'Cardiff, Cardiff Overalls' and what does England have? 'Jerusalem'! :lol:
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Postby Lady Wolfshead » Wed Jun 20, 2007 3:21 pm

Colin MacDonald wrote:You may yet. Latest BBC weather forecast is: sunny intervals, 15C / 7C.

Surely not!


Yay! Bounds off to find authentic ways to make a grass skirt... :wink: :lol:



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Postby Lady Wolfshead » Wed Jun 20, 2007 3:22 pm

P.S. Anyone know where I can source some period coconuts?



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Postby Colin MacDonald » Wed Jun 20, 2007 4:06 pm

From a period coconut tree? Might be a bit past their sell-by date though.

Cheer up, Dave, it might never 'appen. I doubt we're going to get any more DRAMA before the event; you'll have to wait for the post mortems.




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